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We Need to Talk About Kevin


Barry Church-Woods I use the word kismet far too much for someone who is only a little bit Arabic in the face. I guess beshert would be a better fit for my cultural sensibilities, though again, I’ve never been to temple. Either way; you catch my drift. I live in […]

BCW’s guide to coming out for the holidays


This Thursday’s American Thanksgiving celebrations kick start the holiday season for many, and there’s hardly a fledgling queer who isn’t considering ruining grandma’s turkey dinner by making ‘that’ special announcement over the dinner table. Barry Church-Woods Coming out for many is a rite of passage, and the beginning of a […]

Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw

“I suppose now I’m very grateful that it happened the way it did. It was never a secret, everyone around me in my life knew, it’s just very hard to know how to say it, in a way, with some sort of dignity and to remain private. It was something […]

A Letter To My 16 Year Old Self


“You may also want to consider not turning into a slut. There’s nothing wrong with having lots of sex with different men, but you might find yourself bed hopping for the wrong reasons – and attracting a lot of crabs in the process (not the kind you eat)”. Josef Church-Woods […]

Brad Thorson Seeing Through The Fog

Brad Thorson, former college and NFL footballer comes out. I’ve been told many times that the process of coming out is cathartic. Yet since coming to terms with my sexuality, I found it arduous and unnecessary. At least that’s what I kept telling myself. So today, I’m putting it in […]


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